About the Conference

A program of Arts Midwest, the Arts Midwest Conference is the preeminent booking and educational conference for the Midwest performing arts industry. Attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, the four-day conference is filled with opportunities to network, learn, and experience live performing arts.

  • Access some of the best performing artists in the nation in our high-energy Marketplace, where the business of booking happens. Much of what Midwest audiences will see on stages in the 2016—2017 performing arts season will be discussed in the 2015 Marketplace.
  • See and be seen at a wide variety of live performances — promote your or your artists’ work and make new connections that are perfect for your audience or community.
  • Discover innovative ideas, leadership development, and skill-building opportunities at our professional development sessions. We offer something for all attendees, whether you’re interested in the details of the industry or in big-picture questions about our evolving performing arts field.

States of the Arts Midwest Conference The Conference serves the 15 states represented by Arts Midwest and our sister regional arts organization Mid-America Arts Alliance. Learn more about our partnerships.

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